6 ways to WOW your wedding guests
Wedding entertainment doesn’t always have to be harp players and jazz singers. Couples these days often think outside the box, and if you want to make your wedding entertainment unique, consider a few fun alternatives. Bride Club ME brings you six ways to WOW your wedding guests, better yet; these ideas are accessible right here in the UAE for your big day.
1: Hire a Live Caricature Artist:
Want to add some serious fun to your wedding Reception? That’s easy! Hire a caricature artist to create a work of art for you and your guests. Caricatures are fun, playful and unique in this region. You can have the caricature artist perform live during your wedding cocktail hour or reception while guests are mulling around enjoying a canapé or two. Better yet, they make fantastic wedding favours and gifts for your friends and family.
If you are wondering where to hire a brilliant caricature artist right here in the UAE, we recommend contacting Matt Ryder of Matt Ryder Caricature.
Matt, who is based in Dubai, has performed live caricature at many weddings and event functions throughout the UK, Ireland and UAE. He is known for his hilarious quick fire caricatures, mixed with the perfect blend of exaggeration and spot on likenesses, sure to go down a treat and bring a smile to guests of all ages.
To get in touch with Matt, simply contact him through his website.
2: Light up your love with floating lanterns:
Brides and grooms want their weddings to be memorable, and one way couples are adding that “ooh” and “ahh” factor to their special day is by releasing sky lanterns. A long-time tradition at Asian festivals for thousands of years, paper lanterns were used to celebrate Chinese New Year and as a signalling device.
Not every venue in the UAE will permit you to release lanterns, but some will, check with your wedding venue first. If you want to grab your very own box of floating lanterns, we suggest contacting ‘Glow Skies’ who are based in Dubai. www.glowskies.com
3: Hire professional dancers:
Perhaps you are shy a couple who need some help during your first dance, or maybe you just want a show stopping performance during your reception. We suggest contacting BAREFACE entertainment for an array of performers and dancers, from belly dancers to hip hop street dancers, they have it all. Visit www.bareface.com for more information.
4: Cool down your guests with Desert Chill Ice cream:
Are you having an outdoor wedding, do you fancy offering something different when it comes to your desert or sweet treats, why not hire your very own ice-cream van? Desert Chill, based in Dubai, operating across Dubai, Al Ain, and Abu Dhabi, will happily travel to you with their funky ice-cream van and deliver an array of ice cold treats to cool down your guests. For more information, visit www.desertchill.ae.
5: Book an interactive Photo Booth experience with Pod You Like:
In the last year or two photo booths have risen in popularity and are proving to be a huge hit at weddings. Many photo booth companies can customise the prints with the bride and grooms message or personal wedding monogram; the prints can be in colour or black and white.
The photo booth can also be decorated to suit any wedding theme. If you are looking for a photo booth vendor in the UAE, we recommend contacting Pod You Like. In addition to the photo booth, Pod You Like can also customise photo booth style ‘Save the Dates’, wedding stationery and can create a fabulous guest book for your wedding.
The double bonus is, Pod You Like offers Bride Club ME readers a special 10% discount off their standard rates this month. All you have to do is quote ‘Bride Club ME’ when enquiring. For more information on Pod You Like, click here.
6: Get your guests performing on camera with a Flashback video booth:
Flashback is a new and trendy video concept taking the wedding season by storm. The Flashback video booth captures the best and most memorable moments of your wedding, giving you a keepsake you will treasure forever.
The video booth is a small video recording gadget – guests step in front of the open air booth, pick up the microphone, and leave a message. But not any kind of message! Flash Back provide a bunch of ‘prompt cards’ or ‘ice breaker’ questions which guide the guests to leave messages that are fun, entertaining, and relevant to the bride and groom. They also supply a box of fun props, such as large glasses, hats, feather boas, and so on, which adds spice to the experience.
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